Meghan Markle seen wearing King Charles gift and Diana's Cartier watch

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle pictured wearing King Charles gift in 2018

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 06/12/2023

- 11:03

Updated: 06/12/2023

- 11:04

The Duchess of Sussex has been photographed for the first time since the release of Endgame

Meghan Markle was pictured wearing King Charles's bracelet and Princess Diana's Cartier watch in Santa Barbara.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to Montecito in the Santa Barbara area after stepping down as working royals nearly four years ago.

Meghan, 42, wore New Balance trainers and Krewe sunglasses for a casual outing in her local area.

She also donned a diamond tennis bracelet that was reportedly a gift from her father-in-law, King Charles.

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The duchess debuted the bracelet in May 2018 when she arrived at the Cliveden House Hotel the night before her royal wedding to Prince Harry.

This sparked speculation that it was a wedding present from then-Prince Charles to his new daughter-in-law.

Charles later walked Meghan down the aisle during the nuptials.

The 42-year-old wore the accessory for the second time just days after her wedding.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle wearing the bracelet in 2018


Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle wearing the bracelet in Fiji​


Meghan stepped out alongside King Charles and Queen Camilla for her first engagement as a member of the Royal Family, where she was photographed wearing the same bracelet.

The bracelet made a third appearance in Fiji during Meghan and Harry's first major royal tour in 2018.

Another accessory that the Duchess of Sussex wore for her outing in Santa Barbara was Princess Diana's Cartier watch.

Diana was seen many times wearing her gold Cartier watch, including on a visit to London's Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in 1997.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana wearing Cartier watch in 1997


Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle wearing Diana's Cartier Watch in Germany​


Meghan has since worn the watch on many occasions, including in Germany to promote the 2023 Invictus Games last year.

The watch was thought to be a gift for the duchess from her husband, Prince Harry.

Meghan's outing in Santa Barbara marked the first time the mother-of-two was seen since Omid Scobie released his controversial book, Endgame.

The Dutch version of Scobie's book named King Charles and Kate, Princess of Wales, as the royals who allegedly had "concerns" about how dark Prince Archie's skin would be, after an "error" from the publisher.

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